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Life Sciences Translation

April 1, 2013

Translations for the life sciences industry is highly specialized and varied, ranging from patient questionnaires for multi-country clinical trials to CMC documentation for regulatory submission with the EMA. Given the international scope of pharma and medical device development and sales, life sciences translation plays an increasingly important role during all stages of the product life-cycle, from pre-clinical development to post-market.

Because life sciences translation requires a specialized medical and/or scientific background, it’s crucial to partner with a translation company that complies with regulatory and risk management standards. Read more about: Life Sciences Translation  »

What Is This Patent Translation For?

February 22, 2013

Morningside specializes in patent translation services. We translate thousands of patents per year into Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, and numerous other languages. We also translate thousands of patents from German, Japanese, French, and other languages into English.

Patent translation is an exacting discipline, and regardless of what it is being used for, multiple rounds of proofing are needed to ensure an accurate outcome. But depending on whether the patent translation is needed for prior art research or for foreign filing, Read more about: What Is This Patent Translation For?  »

Direct National Filing

February 18, 2013

While most patent holders prefer to file their applications via the PCT route, in certain cases it makes sense to file for patent protection via direct national filing. This is a good option if you are only filing in a few countries, or if you seek patent protection in countries that are not signatories to the Patent Cooperation Treaty.

For example, Argentina, Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela are non-PCT countries where applicants must file directly. Read more about: Direct National Filing  »

Foreign Language Litigation Support Services

February 8, 2013

For companies and their counsel dealing with cross-border litigation, antitrust, or multinational investigations, the challenges are enormous. Adding to the challenge is the need to review, organize, and comprehend hundreds or even thousands of foreign language documents.

Document translation is the easy part. First you need organize and label the documents, review them to discover which are relevant to the matter, prioritize them, and then translate them.

Legal professionals usually turn to Morningside at the final stage of this process, Read more about: Foreign Language Litigation Support Services  »

European Patent Filing–The Swiss Are Number One

January 18, 2013

When most of us think of the Swiss, we tend to think of chocolate, watches, and skiing. We should add inventors to that list. In a European Patent Office press release from yesterday, the EPO listed figures on European patent filing in 2012, including a list of the top 50 countries filing European patent applications.

Not surprisingly, The United States tops the list, with Japan and Germany coming in second and third, Read more about: European Patent Filing–The Swiss Are Number One  »